Ludogorets vs Tottenham FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news

TOTTENHAM face Bulgarian side Ludogorets tonight as they look to get their Europa League challenge back on track.

Spurs were embarrassingly beaten by Royal Antwerp last week and will be hoping Gareth Bale can score again after his late winner against Brighton.

  • Start time: 5.55pm
  • TV/Live stream: BT Sport 2/BT Sport app, EE customers watch FREE
  • Tottenham XI: To follow

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  • <a href='' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>


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    I like my relationship with the players to not depend on the fact that they're playing or not playing, but sometimes there are players that by their personalities who change their relations, not just with the coach but with other people in the group.

    That was not the case with Tanguy. The case with Tanguy was probably myself not being happy at all with what he was giving us and my way to show it is obviously fighting a lot against that state of mind.

    In this moment, I'm happy. I still think he can do better. His potential is huge. So is he doing well? Yes. Am I happy with him? Yes, I'm happy with him but I still think that he can do more. He can be fitter, he can give us 90 minutes without problems. He can be better than he is.

    Of course he's happy because he's playing, I'm happy because he's doing important things. I see the future probably better because as I was saying his potential is great, but I have to try to educate players, I have to try to give my best.

    I'm not here to be their best friend, I'm here to be their coach above all and I will never be different to what I am. So when I'm not happy I'm not happy. At this moment I'm very happy with him.

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    Ludogorets and Tottenham have never previously met in European competition.

    This will be Ludogorets' fifth game against English opposition, losing three of those other four matches, the other being a 2-2 draw at home to Liverpool in the Champions League in November 2014.

    Spurs had never previously faced Bulgarian opposition but will do so for the second time in the space of two months having already faced Lokomotiv Plovdiv during the qualification stages of this competition in September, winning 2-1 away from home.

    Ludogorets have only won one of their last 11 home matches in the Europa League (D4 L6), a 5-1 victory against CSKA Moscow in September 2019.

    Spurs have only lost back-to-back Europa League group stage games once previously, losing to Rubin Kazan and PAOK Salonika in November 2011.

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    Welcome to our live blog of Ludogarets v Tottenham

    Tottenham have had a mixed start to their Europa League group, beating LASK 3-0 in their opening fixture but succumbing to a 1-0 defeat to Royal Antwerp last time out.

    Ludogarets have had a poor start to their European campaign, losing both their group stage fixtures; however, they did beat Levski Sofia 1-0 at the weekend in their domestic league.

    Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Gareth Bale will start the match as the Welsh superstar continues to build his match fitness.

    Tottenham will be without Sergio Reguilon, (illness) Erik Lamela, (rested) and Serge Aurier (minor injury) full-back Japhet Tanganga is also out with a thigh injury.

    Defender Joe Rodon is unavailable as he was not registered in the north London club’s Europa League squad.

    Spurs outcast Dele Alli could be in line for a recall to starting line-up.

    The hosts will be relying on Dutch winger Elvis Manu to help them pull off a shock victory; the 27-year-old scored a hat-trick in their 4-3 Europa League defeat to LASK last week.

    Jordan Ikoko, Mavis Tchibota and Cauly all came off the bench in that match and may be in line to start Thursday’s game.

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